Vannak is a gardener, while her husband, Sok is a motor taxi driver. They live in a village across the Mekong River, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have three sons and one daughter. One is a security guard and others are attending school.
Vannak had already asked for a Kiva loan. She is now requesting another loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase one cow to raise. She will get extra income from selling the calf when the cow gives a baby.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.